The Trump Presidency

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  1. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Someone posted this on their twitter feed.

    (sorry - not sure how to post a twitter-video on this forum)
     
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  3. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    PA has counted their votes - it's Biden with 284, Trump 214. Both Georgia and Nevada still looking good for Biden.
     
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  5. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    An online update shows Biden with 284 electoral votes, now.
     
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  7. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    And now, we will watch Republican violence.
     
  8. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    BBC doesn't have Arizona for Biden yet... Trump closing the gap - lead now just 20k, but not sure how many more votes to count. But they do now have Pennsylvania for Biden.

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  9. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    I wonder, though.

    I have the feeling a lot of this is all mouth and no trousers, and everyone will gradually calm down.
     
  10. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Well, the nightmare is over. The champagne is in the fridge for tonight.

    It will be the first time in my life that I will have felt the need to celebrate the result of an election in a foreign country.

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    And to be honest, one reason for celebrating is the signal it sends to the buffoon in 10, Downing St, who from time to time tries on similar methods - and has the same congenital mendacity.
     
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  11. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    I hope you're right.
     
  12. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Does this mean I should stop injecting bleach into my veins?

    This has been kinda a hard decision for me.
     
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  13. CptBork Valued Senior Member

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    Don't listen to the liberal media, they're just trying to force you into accepting Obamacare so they can take all your hard-earned bucks and deny profits to Dow Chemical and other honest companies.
     
  14. CptBork Valued Senior Member

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    I love it how you find the US elections so suspicious, but there's nothing suspicious whatsoever about Russian federal agents getting caught red-handed by local police while secretly planting live explosives in populated apartment buildings as part of a "training exercise", mere days after a bunch of apartment buildings had already been blown up for real in the exact same fashion. Is Putin's cum not salty enough for you or what?
     
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  15. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Biden takes Nevada 290 -214
     
  16. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Yeah, it's too early, here, to start drinking.

    We have to remember, though, a particular significance: Democrats came to a proverbial center and sent Biden. Conservatives stepped up, repped in record numbers, and voted for the authoritarianism and corruption they've spent decades pretending to be afraid of. These people have made as clear as it's ever been that there is no compromising with American conservatives.
     
  17. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    Not seeing that (and Nevada is only 6 college votes)

    You must have mistakenly written 290 instead of 279?
     
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  18. CptBork Valued Senior Member

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    Definitely nothing to celebrate. Half of the country is composed of toothless rural peasants who think Halloween is a holiday for devil worship (I've met many of them in person during my travels). I've always felt it was roughly 5% or less of the population actually keeping things functional, and the rest are like cogs in a machine with no interest in doing their own thinking or exploring what lies beyond their own neighbour's corn field. You have my sympathy.
     
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  19. foghorn Valued Senior Member

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    It has just clicked in my mind (after four years) what Trump's cries of ''Fake News'' reminds me of...
    The year 1692 Salem, you only have to point a finger at someone and shout fake news witch for the shit to stick, such were the people.
     
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    Clean, personable (mask-free) young man in Atlanta interviewed by a Canadian reporter earnestly explained that they need Trump to restore morality to America.

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    Here is what needs to happen: Step 1. Revoke all broadcast licenses from Sinclair Group.
    Step 2. Give local radio and tv staff a choice between unemployment and a crash course in civics, history and primary school arithmetic. Step 3. Have an arms-length public network take over those outlets - music library an' all, topped up with educational programming. Step 4. Rehire DJ's and news anchors who passed their courses. It'll be a slow re-education process, but cheaper than civil war.
     
  21. Capracus Valued Senior Member

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    The witch is dead! RIP Donald Lame Duck.
     
  22. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    The Obama administration learned, once upon a time, to be very, very careful about saying certain things. The actual point was that ABC, a beneficiary of the free broadcast license, was supposed to avoid outcomes like it got tangled up in with a revisionist TV movie about 9/11, but apparently everyone who had a chance to make the obvious point about a presidential administration referring to that broadcast license in in virtually any disapproving context failed to prevent an utterance that, while technically was not incorrect, really riled many people's sensibilities.

    The American news industry is, above all else, an industry. It is a capitalist endeavor that will protect even FOX News' make-believe as long as possible according to a mythical sacred cow of free press. To wit, if the former male escort recruited to softball the Bush administration and campaign against Democrats in the White House Press Room had been a credentialed FOX News employee instead of a rush job credential for a genuine fake news agency, other reporters would have stood up for him instead of disdained how he mocked their profession; that is, the problem wasn't the politiciking, but the denigration of credentialing in handing out this particular pass.

    And we were told. Really, Rob Corddry made the joke in 2004, and the one and only Jim Lehrer affirmed in 2007, actual truth is not a reporter's job. And why? Well, now we have "reporters" who toddle over to an important person, who tells them something, and then they toddle off to find another important person, who disagrees and tells them something else, and the point of what is actually true turns out to be someone else's job. That is, the reporter tells you, "This person said this," and, "That person said that." But what is actually accurate? Investigative reporting is investigative reporting, but in between are questions of depth, and a cottage industry of "fact checkers" who are nonetheless given to political priorities.

    There will come a point when it becomes clear, for instance, that "both sides", are not the same, but I also think that discussion inevitably finds itself beyond the pale, or, at least, in the dangerous territory of setting a standard that should not be directly tested.

    To wit, people won't necessarily notice when nobody burns down every last Sinclair newsroom. And, really, it should not come to pass that when a particular public figure dies of heart disease or whatever eventually kills him, anyone should make the point that at least he was allowed to die on living terms instead of being gunned down in the street as an act of vendetta. That is, some things ought remain unsaid.

    Too bad that menacing "cancel culture" we hear about isn't really in effect; then the market would just boycott and shun known Sinclair alumni for the sakes of journalistic integrity and general public decency. But the news industry is, above all else, an industry. Ratings, and their translation to dollars, are the only known principle, and only common language, of the news industry.
     
  23. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    One thing we can be pretty certain about is that once the veil of the Trump presidency is lifted there are going to be some pretty amazing stories to read about...perhaps some FBI involvement etc etc...
    There are many outstanding corruption issues yet to be fully investigated....
     
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